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The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga

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The medieval Norse-Icelandic saga is one of the most important European vernacular literary genres of the Middle Ages. This Introduction to the saga genre outlines its origins and development, its literary character, its material existence in manuscripts and printed editions, and its changing reception from the Middle Ages to the present time. Its multiple sub-genres - inc ...more
Paperback, 193 pages
Published October 28th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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I hoped for more details, but some of the information (especially scholarly insights) were very useful.
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My interest in the Vikings, their history, their mythology, etc. was sparked several years ago, also in the light of a city-trip to Dublin, Ireland. Since then I've read some books on the subject:
Gods and Myths of Northern Europe
The Prose Edda
Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions
The Vikings
The Norse Myths
Sur Les Traces Des Vikings En France
and of course most books (8 to 10 not read yet) of Bernard Cornwell's fantastic The Saxon Stories.

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Margaret Beryl Clunies Ross is a medievalist who was until her retirement in 2009 the McCaughey Professor of English Language and Early English Literature and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Sydney.

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